Bowling Green, Kentucky
Future Sensory Room Idea
Sensory rooms are special places for elders living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia to safely explore and stimulate all five senses. The rooms can be used for calming or stimulating, depending on the need. New treatment methods to cope with the progressive disease and ways to love those with the disease are constantly evolving. One new treatment method in memory care is a sensory room that combines gentle light, movement, music and tactile objects designed to either calm or stimulate residents. Dr. Anke Jakob, of Kingston University, says sensory rooms, "Can enhance feelings of comfort and well-being, relieve stress and pain and maximize a person's potential to focus, all of which help improve communication and memory." She went on to say, "Traditionally, these spaces have been geared more towards younger adults and children with learning or physical disabilities; however, a specially designed Sensory Room emphasizes the benefits of addressing all the senses to support residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Soft textiles, familiar everyday objects, interesting things to smell and taste, sound and film can all have an important part to play in that process."
With a goal of $5,000, Bridgepointe at Village Manor would like to establish our first Sensory Room with the following to benefit the seniors living with dementia: sofa with soft textured fabric and pillows; a rocking chair with soft cushions; soft indirect light with dimmer switch and bubble lighting;elements of nature with water feature, plants, stones, shells, branches; music source with various music styles available; nature videos with scenery and animals with calming music.
Bridgepointe at Village Manor is part of Bowling Green's only continuing care retirement community; Bridgepointe is an assisted senior care and memory care facility. Our mission is to enhance the ...read more
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